Gabriel (Noah) Stands Next to Adam in Priesthood Authority — Willard Richards (Between circa June 26 & circa August 4, 1839)
The Priesthood was.
first given To Adam: he obtained the first Presidency & held the Keys of it, from genration to Generation . . . Then to Noah who is Gabriel, he stands next in authority to Adam in the Priesthood; he was called of God to this office & was the Father of all living in his day, & To him was Given the Dominion. These men held keys. first on earth, & then in Heaven.Discourse, circa between 26 June and circa 4 August 1839-A, as reported by Willard Richards, p. 63, The Joseph Smith Papers.